Sunnyside Dairy Nationally Recognized

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A dairy farm in Sunnyside is nationally recognized today for its sustainability.

Skyridge Farms received the Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award during a ceremony in Washington D.C.

The award recognizes dairy farms for practices that deliver outstanding economic evironmental and social benefit.

The farm's owner, Dan DeGroot, says the company's vision has always been to help feed the world in a responsible way.

"We do this primarily through cow comfort," said DeGroot, "We really stress that we want to keep the cows as comfortable as possible. Because if the cows are comfortable, they tend to produce more, they tend to be sick less, and they're also easier to handle."

Skyridge Farms is the second Washington dairy to receive the award.

The Werkhoven Dairy in Monroe was last year's recipient.